UC Serves

UC Serves is a staff and faculty service initiative hosted by Emerging Leaders in Student Affairs (ELSA) and the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).

UC Serves offers staff and faculty the chance to give back to the community while building a stronger network of colleagues on campus through the shared experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding University of Cincinnati campuses. 

UC Serves 2021

This year, the UC Serves team encourages staff and faculty to connect with a service opportunity that meets their individual needs. You can select a time to participate that works best for your schedule, and choose a community partner that works on issues important to you.

As part of this year's UC Serves experience, we are asking you to fill out a UC Serves pledge. The pledge will open July 12.

Tell us about your plan for volunteering for UC Serves 2021. Additionally, eligible faculty and staff will earn 25 Be Well UC points in the Alyfe portal with UC’s employee wellness program. Points will be automatically uploaded in August for those who complete a UC Serves project in July. 

Inspiration for Your Service

We've compiled a list of ideas to help you find the right volunteer opportunity for you! You are not limited to working with a community partner or project linked below, and service can be as simple as cleaning up your own neighborhood!

Volunteer Opportunity Aggregators:

UC Affiliated Ways to Give Back:

Community Partners to Consider:

Complete the Form

Whether you're working with one of the community partners listed above, another organization, or striking out on your own, use the form below to complete your pledge!


UC Serves is organized by Emerging Leaders in Student Affairs (ELSA) in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement. Please contact ELSA's UC Serves Chair Hannah Williamson with any questions.

ELSA seeks to cultivate a landscape of professional scholarship and advancement among rising staff members at UC. The group is open to staff members whose work would benefit from increased professional development opportunities, exposure to Student Affairs research and professional networking and mentoring programming. We encourage you to get involved with ELSA.